For four years now, the Cathedral of Faith Milpitas has been holding its services in a conference room on the first floor of the Embassy Suites on Calaveras Boulevard. Before that, the congregation met in the multi-purpose room at Curtner Elementary School. That went on for about six and a half years.
Now, over a decade into its existence, the Cathedral of Faith Milpitas has officially moved into its first true home — a building located at 196 South Main Street.
“We’re really excited about it,” said Pastor Robert Mize.
This coming January, Embassy Suites was set to raise the conference space’s rental rate. Not only that, but after COVID started, the hotel began enforcing a policy of bringing no outside food into the rental.
In their new building, the group will once again be able to indulge in the comforts of bringing their own food and coffee. Pastor Robert describes the space as having a large room, which is where services will be held, along with a smaller room behind the scenes.
Along with Sunday morning services, Cathedral of Faith Milpitas holds Tuesday night prayer meetings at 7pm.
In preparation for the move, Pastor Robert and others have been getting together to get the space ready for its first service — this coming Sunday, December 5, at 10am. In recent weeks, they’ve been cleaning, dusting, decorating, and painting. And chairs are being delivered to the new location from the Cathedral of Faith’s San Jose campus.
Cathedral of Faith in San Jose reached its 56-year anniversary this past November. And Cathedral of Faith in Milpitas will hit its 11-year anniversary come March 2022.
Although Pastor Robert runs the Milpitas location, his office is in the San Jose space, where he is in charge of the homeless ministry, mission programs, and basketball program. He has served as a full-time pastor for the past 20 years, and is also part of the Milpitas Suicide Prevention Taskforce. He is deeply passionate about giving back to the community.
Once a month, members from the Cathedral of Faith Milpitas come together at Jose Higuera Adobe Park and give away free groceries (a box of produce, a dry goods box, milk, eggs, and chicken) to over 200 low-income families.
“I’ve always wanted to help people,” said Pastor Robert. “I love people. To me, all of life is about relationships. And so is ministry.”
Services for Cathedral of Faith Milpitas go on every Sunday at 10am. If you want to learn more about them, or are interested in attending the first service at their new location, you can visit their website or Facebook page.